Blacktail Mountain watermelon

Origin - USA

Days to ripen - 70 - 80

Rind - Dark green.   Flesh - Red and sweet. Average taste.   Fruit weight - 2-4 kg. 

Ripeness indicator - Yellow spot where it sits on the ground and dead, dry tendral close to the fruit stem.

 One of the earliest watermelons, superb for cooler areas and short seasons, but it also grows well in some heat and drought.

Notes: These small watermelons are very seedy.  


 Seeds available from many heirloom seed supplier websites.



Photos thanks to Garden Larder, Australia

2017/18 growing season

1st october 2017: Sowed seeds direct